Do Singing Exercises Improve Tone? [Here’s Why They DON’T]

Here's Why Singing Exercises Don't Improve Tone And


Think you can just drill vocal exercises day in day out and you'll eventually get a better tone?

Guess again.

If you think that singing exercises improve tone all on their own, you're sorely mistaken.

I know this for fact, because I used to think the same thing.

And I absolutely hated my vocal tone.

I struggled, strained and went nasal at the first sign of a tricky note or higher phrase.

Basically, I thought I just had a bad voice that needed extreme TRAINING to build a better one.

But even after ten years of training and spending over $15,000 on singing lessons, courses and methods - my vocal tone still sucked.

Until I realised that vocal exercises themselves aren't the same thing as weightlifting - you don't just "do them" and you get a muscular voice.

It's all about muscle MEMORY and how you apply the concepts that you learn in a vocal exercise.

Ergo; it's not about how long and how hard you train, it's all about what you learn from that training and how well you apply the benefits you discovered from the exercises.

In fact, I've long thought that building a great voice really isn't dependent on vocal exercises - you really CAN build a great voice just by mastering the fundamentals;

  • Height In The Vocal Tract
  • Forward Placement
  • "All In One Flow"
  • Mixed Tonality

If you're struggling to sing, or you hate your vocal tone - you need to ask yourself these four simple questions;

  • Is my soft palate raised?
  • Am I singing bright and forward?
  • Am I singing legato, or staccato?
  • Is my tone balanced and mixed?

I'm going to guess you answered "NO!" to at least one, if not all of the above; and herein lies the true issue with your vocal tone.

Without height in the vocal tract, you can't achieve a resonant vowel in the pharynx - you'll be speechy, shouty and strained; and I'm going to guess you've got zero high range, right?

Without a forward tone, your voice will be stuck in the throat - you'll sound throaty and strained like you're in pain, and you probably are in pain when you sing, right?

If you're using speech syllables instead of allowing your vocal folds to vibrate "all in one flow" in a legato manner where possible, while also ensuring you sing with a balanced onset instead of being either aspirate or glottal when you initiate your resonance; you'll lack true resonance, you'll sound strained and your tone will be shouty and speechy. Eeeeew.

Without a mixed tone, you won't be able to connect chest and head voice and you'll be one of those guys that has TWO voices - a pushy, shouted chest voice and a weak, flutey head voice with nothing in between. Mixed voice is KEY to all powerful singing and developing a higher vocal range.

So, the first thing you need to do to improve your vocal tone is first master these Four Vocal Fundamentals - which I'll show you to do in this video:

The key to improving your vocal tone is to master these four basic vocal fundamentals - that way you can spend more time actually singing, and wasting less time drilling vocal exercises that do little to improve your foundation as a singer.

Let's Talk

I have five available calendar slots per month for a free 20 minute vocal consult where we can discuss your goals, ways to improve your tone and ultimately how to move forward as a singer.

These are extremely limited, and obviously the demand is huge.

They're often booked out completely within the first few hours of a new month, so it's important that you get in quick by filling out the application quiz below; it's just a few quick questions to work out whether we're a good fit for doing the consult together so we can discuss ways to improve your vocal tone.

Remember, there's on five of these available per month, and it's "first in first served" and on a suitability basis - I'd love to give these free consults out to absolutely everyone, but with limited time and availability I have to be selective with who I do the consults with.

After all, I'm doing these in my own free time.

You'll need to watch this Q&A video first, and then you can fill out this form to register your interest in one of my free 20 minute blueprint consults:


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